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2 comments on this post.
  1. Stephen Burke:

    “Blimey” is still in use by people who prefer not to use stronger words, although it’s probably dying out as the taboo against things like “f— me” diminish.

  2. Paul:

    Worth noting that the British Navy’s use of limes is believed to have given them a vital strategic advantage in that it enable the Navy to keep ships on station (i.e. in attacking or defensive position) much longer that enemy forces whose crews, living on the vitamin-deficient diets resulting from pre-refrigeration storage techniques, would sicken unless returned to port, and vegetables, at frequent intervals. (See N.A.M Rogers “The Command of the Ocean” for great read and all sorts of information ‘of nautical origin’.)

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